Columns/Opinions

Wed
07
Oct

Notes from Spring Creek Arts Guild

By Cathy Ledbetter

I have never met a woman who does not like to rearrange the furniture every now and then. Conversely, I have never met a man who supports rearranging the furniture every now and then. This is a fundamental difference between the genders as far as I can tell, one of many.

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Wed
07
Oct

The Bend News

By Jo Price

There was a sprinkle of rain sometime in the night Sunday or early Monday. Not enough to measure and the only reason that it showed up was because of the sprinkles on the gray dust on the car from the construction site on 580.

Wed
30
Sep

Seeds of Hope

By Michael A. Guido Metter, Georgia

 

The word "want" in this Psalm covers anything and everything that we might ever desire. It is all inclusive - covering the mental, physical and emotional as well as the spiritual areas of our lives. And if a "want" is important to us, we need to realize that it was important to God before we ever recognized it.

 

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Wed
23
Sep

The Bend News

By Jo Price

Another week without any rain, but the heat is still with us. It seems more like summer than the beginning of fall. Rain may come when we least expect it, we hope. Mebbie Eckhoff reported on their activities over the past week. They were in Hawley Thursday to see grandson Ory play football and then on Friday attended the homecoming game to watch other grandson Ethan play football.

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Wed
23
Sep

Outstanding 4-H adult volunteers recognized

By Steve Byrns

TexasA&MAgriLife Extension Service’s annual District 7 4-H Silver Clover Recognition Banquet recently honored 29 adult leaders at Zentner’s Daughter Steak House in San Angelo. The event, celebrating its 48th year, recognized the volunteers for their role in the success of AgriLife Extension’s West Central District 4-H youth program, said Garry Brannon, AgriLife Extension 4-H specialist at San Angelo. 

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Wed
16
Sep

The Idle American

By Dr. Don Newbury

Mass and social media topics are awash with man’s inhumanity to man. We now screech to stops without first giving pause. No longer do we “tsk/tsk/tsk” at bizarre, unprecedented violence. Instead, we are stunned, flipping and flopping, fearing what comes next. 

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Wed
16
Sep

From Rylander Memorial Library...

by Nancy Bannister

Reading Recommendations: The Children's Crusade, a novel, Ann Packer Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres south of San Francisco. The year is 1954, long before anyone will call this area Silicon Valley. Struck by a vision of the family he might create there, Bill buys the property and proposes to Penny Greenway, a woman whose yearning attitude toward life appeals to him. 

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Wed
09
Sep

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: A recent letter from North San Saba Water Supply Corporation (NSSWSC) notified its customers of an upcoming rate increase. It is possible that this rate increase is not reasonable. Therefore, I intend to file an appeal of the rate increase with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) by filing a petition on the required petition form. This petition must be signed by at least ten percent of the affected ratepayers. 
 
Wed
09
Sep

The Idle American

By Dr. Don Newbury

 

The years are many since we’ve been able to count the number of wars worldwide on the fingers of one hand. In the 1950s, a keen observer questioned whether we’d know what to do with ourselves “if peace ever breaks out.”

 
Wed
02
Sep

The Idle American

There is much to be gained- -we’re begged to believe--in exercise engagement, even if it’s simply kicking cans on down the road. In so doing, however, we’re guilty of more than “messing with Texas.” Don’t look now--or maybe
you should--but the cans are stacking up.
 

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